If you have an asthmatic child, one of your main concerns will be keeping him or her healthy and safe at school. Make sure to have all of your asthma action plans ready before the school year, as well and ensure that the school staff is trained in assisting students in emergency medication.
Less is more when it comes to the maintenance of asthma with controller medications. Believe it or not, in the late 1980s, patients were instructed to take controller inhalers (for example Vanceril) four puffs three times daily. Many of them were also on Intal (Cromolyn) two puffs four times daily and theophylline tablets (now rarely prescribed)…